JD (S) President HD Kumaraswamy‘s 59th Birthday Celebrations kickstarts in Karnataka

Bangalore : Party workers and members kick started the birthday Celebration of their JD(S) Leader all over Karnataka since last night.

Former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, President Karnataka Janata Dal (S) is celebrating his 59th Birthday today. To mark this members and party workers are turning out in large numbers in the district headquarters to wish and cut cake to express their love towards their beloved leader.

Mr. Lakshmi Murthy, President, CV Raman Nagar Constituency, distributed food packets, blankets and other needs to homeless and downtrodden people on the roadside around Kempegowda Railway Station (Majestic). Mr. Murthy also cut cake with them to mark his Birthday here today.

Mr. Lakshmi Murthy said, ‘Our Leader represents the neglected and poor section of the society, who always works tirelessly for the people in need and distress. JD (S) is always considered as the Party which works for the betterment of the lower section of the state. BJP and Congress always neglect the financially downtrodden people’. Mr. Murthy also added that Indira Canteen supplies food for fewer prices but it is not of good quality and hygienic. JD (S) will win the upcoming Karnataka elections, our first priority and agenda would be to provide High Quality food for lesser price, Good Education and essential medical services.

The cadres of the party are celebrating by offering prayers and distributing needs to the people in their respective districts.



Following are the major highlights of the activities of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) during the year 2017:

Ø  In a landmark decision, the President of India in November promulgated the Indian Forest (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017 to exempt bamboo grown in non-forest areas from the definition “Tree”, thereby dispensing with the requirement of obtaining a permit for felling of bamboo for economic use. The decision following the approval by the Union Cabinet in a meeting chaired by the Prime Minster Shri Narendra Modi has been hailed as historic because the bamboo was legally defined as a “Tree” under the Indian Forest Act, 1927 which proved to be a major impediment for bamboo cultivation by non-farmers on non-forest land.


Ø  In October, the Government constituted a high-level committee for proper management of the water resources in the North Eastern Region (NER) under the Chairmanship of Vice-Chairman, Niti Aayog. This is a sequel to the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s visit to Guwahati in August this year to review the flood situation and relief work in the North Eastern States. The Committee would facilitate optimising benefits of appropriate water management in the form of hydro-electric power, agriculture, bio-diversity conservation, reduced flood damage erosion, inland water transport, forestry, fishery and eco-tourism. Ministry of DoNER serves as the coordinating point. The Committee will submit its report, including Plan of Action, by June, 2018. The same month, the Ministry of DoNER sanctioned Rs 200 crore for flood affected reconstruction works in the four North Eastern States of Assam, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram. This year witnessed unprecedented floods and the rainfall was more than 100% higher than that in the preceding months during the same period of time. Earlier during his visit to Northeast in August to review the flood situation in the four States, the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had announced a flood relief package of Rs 2,000 crore.


Ø  Ministry of DoNER started an extensive exercise to reorient and rejuvenate the North Eastern Council (NEC) in a new format so that it could perform the effective role of an important resource-cum-research centre for the entire region and could be developed as the hub of innovation for the upliftment of entire Northeast. The MoS Dr Jitendra Singh said that a proposal in this regard has already been circulated and is presently under the active consideration of the Government of India. NEC was set up way back in early 1970s with the intention to give special focus to the development of this region.


Ø  On 3rd December, MoS Dr Jitendra Singh announced Rs. 90 crore for “Northeast Hill Area Development” beginning from Tamenglong district on a pilot basis, in the first phase, for a period of two years. Inaugurating a two-week “Northeast handicraft-cum-handloom Exhibition-cum-Sale Bonanza” in New Delhi, he said the Ministry of DoNER got engaged in a detailed discussion with the Department of Expenditure and it was realised that for pursuing the additional objective of public welfare, an additional vertical sub-scheme may be created under the existing schemes for the Hill Area Development in the North Eastern States.


Ø  MoS Dr Jitendra Singh announced the launch of “Hill Area Development Programme” (HADP) for Northeast in Imphal (Manipur) on June 05, 2017. The announcement was made during a meet of Investors and Entrepreneurs, organised by NEDFi (North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd), with joint participation of the Ministry of DoNER and the Government of Manipur. The scheme will benefit the hilly areas of Manipur, Tripura and Assam.


Ø  On 16th November, a two-day “12th North-East Business Summit” was inaugurated by MoS Dr Jitendra Singh in New Delhi. The summit aimed to explore the scope for business opportunities in the North-Eastern region of India. Focus areas were Infrastructure and Connectivity with Public Private Partnership, Skill Development, Financial Inclusion, Services Sector Development- Particularly in Tourism, Hospitality & Food Processing.


Ø  Northeast is all set to get India’s first-ever “Air Dispensary” based in a helicopter and the Union Ministry of Development of Northeast (DONER) has already contributed Rs. 25 crore as part of the initial funding for this initiative. MoS Dr Jitendra Singh said that the DoNER Ministry had been exploring the idea of introducing a helicopter based Dispensary/OPD service in far flung and remote areas, where no doctor or medical facility was available. The proposal put forward by the Ministry of DoNER, he said, has been accepted and is in the final stages of process in the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation.


Ø  An announcement was made on August 16, 2017 that a North Eastern Cultural and Information Centre will be set up in Delhi. The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) had allotted a land measuring 5341.75 sqm. (1.32 acre) at Sector-13, Dwarka, New Delhi, at a cost of approx Rs. 6 crore, to North Eastern Council (NEC) for the purpose of construction of North Eastern Cultural and Information Centre. This Centre will act as a cultural and convention/information hub of the North Eastern Region in Delhi.


Ø  The foundation stone of Barak Hostel in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus in New Delhi was laid on July 24, 2017. Dr. Jitendra Singh emphasised on the occasion that JNU has more than 8,000 students, out of which there are more students from Northeast than any other State outside NE region. He said that last year, the Foundation Stone of a Hostel exclusively for Northeast girl students was also laid in Bangalore University.


Ø  Conference titled “North East India: Organic Production Hub; Opportunities Unexplored” was organized during the prestigious World Food India 2017, on 4th November in New Delhi. NE region has about 50 species of bamboo, about 14 varieties of banana and 17 varieties of citrus fruits. The NE region also has huge production of fruits such as pineapple and oranges. There are 3 Mega Food Parks in North East, in the states of Assam, Tripura and Mizoram. The state of Sikkim has been declared the first Organic State of India.


Ø  The first meeting of the Japan-India Coordination Forum (JICF) for DoNER was held in New Delhi on August 03, 2017. Secretary, DoNER, Shri Naveen Verma led the Indian side while the Japanese delegation was led by the Japanese Ambassador to India, Mr. Kenji Hiramatsu. Priority areas of cooperation identified by Indian side including Connectivity and Road Network Development, especially inter-State roads & major district roads; Disaster Management; Food Processing; Organic Farming and Tourism.


Ø  An event “Pioneering Business Idea Challenge” was co-hosted by the Ministry of DoNER (MDoNER) and North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NEDFi) at Tezpur University, as part of the University’s Sampark-2017, which is an industry-academia interaction aimed at providing a platform for the students/budding entrepreneurs of the North Eastern Region on July 19, 2017. During the event, Business Plan Contests were conducted. Out of 60 plans received, 15 plans were shortlisted and based on the presentations made, 3 business plans were awarded.


Ø  An e-Office of North Eastern Council (NEC) which has its headquarters at Shillong in Meghalaya, was launched through video conferencing in New Delhi on May 03, 2017.  The formal launching was ceremonised by submission of a file from the NEC, Shillong to the DoNER Minister’s Office, New Delhi, which was then duly approved for the holding of the next plenary meeting of the NEC.


Ø  The 11th North East Business Summit (NEBS) was organized in New Delhi on March 09-10, 2017. The two-day event served as an initiative to facilitate investment, highlight strengths of the NER and business opportunities which North-East has to offer. Union Minister for Railways in a video message delivered on the occasion, said an e-commerce portal will soon be launched to sell NER handicrafts and handloom worldwide on the IRCTC website. He said the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council has assured providing land for expansion of the rail link to Darjeeling, which will be further extended to Sikkim.


Ø  The two-day “North East Calling” festival was inaugurated in New Delhi on September 9, 2017. On the occasion, The ‘North East Venture Fund’ was also launched, which is a joint initiative of Ministry of DoNER and North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd. The objective of the fund is to promote entrepreneurship and Start up in the North Eastern Region. It is the first dedicated Venture Fund for the region with a corpus of Rs 100 crores. The Minister also launched North East Tourism Development Council with objective to promote sustainable tourism in North East India.


Ø  The three-day (from March 06-08, 2017) ‘Destination North East-2017’ festival was organized at Chandigarh. It was organized by Ministry of DoNER with a focus on the use of appropriate technology for the development of North East Region.


Ø  Detailed discussion with Members of Parliament from Northeast on the various facets of GST was carried out by the MoS Dr Jitendra Singh. At a meeting of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee for Ministry of DoNER in New Delhi on June 08, 2017, the members expressed their views about the tax provisions relating to North Eastern handicrafts & handloom products, broom-sticks and bamboo products.


Ø  MoS Dr Jitendra Singh and Assam Chief Minister Shri Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the Digidhan Mela organized in Guwahati on 11th January. On the occasion, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal launched “Toka Paisa” e-wallet for initiative towards cashless economy. The Mela was organized by the Government of Assam in collaboration with IT Department and NITI Aayog.


Status of Mega Food Parks and Integrated Cold Chain Units




Government has sanctioned 42 Mega Food Parks (MFPs) to be set up in the country under Mega Food Park Scheme. Out of these, 36 projects have been accorded Final Approval and another 2 projects have been accorded In-Principle Approval.  9 Mega Food Parks have become functional. The project wise details is at Annexure.

Ministry of Food Processing Industries is implementing the Central Sector Scheme of Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure with the objective of arresting post-harvest losses of horticulture & non-horticulture produce and providing remunerative price to farmers for their produce. Under the scheme, Ministry provides financial assistance in the form of grant-in-aid @ 35% for general areas and @ 50% for North East States, Himalayan States, ITDP areas and Islands for storage and transport infrastructure and @ 50% and 75% respectively for value addition and processing infrastructure subject to a maximum grant-in-aid of Rs. 10 crore for setting up integrated cold chain projects including irradiation facility without any break from the farm gate to the consumer. The integrated cold chain and preservation infrastructure can be set up by individuals, groups of entrepreneurs, cooperative societies, Self Help Groups (SHGs), Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs), NGOs, Central/State PSUs, etc. The scheme is primarily private sector driven and proposals under this scheme are invited through Expression of Interest (EOI). The scheme is available in rural & urban areas in all States/UTs. State wise funds are not allotted under the scheme for Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure. The Ministry is presently assisting 228 Integrated Cold Chain projects under the scheme. Details of funds allocated under the scheme for Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure during current fiscal year is as under: –

Year BE

(Rs. Crore)


(Rs. Crore)

       2017-18        180.00 198.39





Status of Implementation of 38 Mega Food Park projects as on 13.12.2017


S. No. Project Name Project Cost Date of      In-principle Approval Date of Final Approval
Andhra Pradesh
1. Srini Food Park Pvt. Ltd., Chittoor 121.10 16.12.2008 30.03.2009


2. Godavari Mega Aqua Park Pvt. Ltd., West Godavari 122.60 21.09.2012 16.12.2013
3. Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC), Krishna 184.88 31.03.2015 31.12.2015
4. North East Mega Food Park Ltd., Nalbari 80.85 16.12.2008 30.03.2009


5. Pristine Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd., Khagaria 127.64 21.09.2012 06.08.2014
 6. Indus Best Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd., Raipur 124.50 06.09.2012 04.06.2014
7. Gujarat Agro Infrastructure Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd., Surat 117.87 21.09.2012 22.05.2014
8. Fanidhar Mega Food Park Pvt. Limited, Mehsana 165.79 03.01.2017 16.08.2017
9. Haryana State Industrial & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (HSIIDC), Sonipat 177.59 31.03.2015 06.11.2015
10. Haryana State Cooperative Supply and  Marketing Federation Limited (HAFED), Rohtak 165.59 03.01.2017  


Himachal Pradesh
11. Cremica Food Park Pvt. Ltd., Una 99.70 21.09.2012 06.08.2014
Jammu and Kashmir
12. RFK Greens Food Park  Pvt. Ltd., Pulwama 79.43 21.09.2012 19.02.2014
13. Jharkhand Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd., Ranchi 114.74 16.12.2008 30.03.2009


14. Integrated Food Park Pvt. Ltd., Tumkur 144.33 03.08.2010 27.03.2011


15. Favorich Infra Pvt Ltd., Mandya 125.79 03.01.2017 —-


Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation Limited (KSIDC), Alappuzha 129.15 31.03.2015 27.11.2015
17. Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA), Palakkad 119.02 31.03.2015 27.11.2015
Madhya Pradesh
18. Indus Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd., Khargoan 131.28 10.10.2011 27.08.2012


19. Avantee Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd., Dewas 144.12 31.03.2015 31.12.2015
20. Paithan Mega Food Park Ltd., Aurangabad 124.52 01.04.2011 08.03.2013
21. Satara Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd., Satara 139.33 21.09.2012 06.08.2014
22. Wardha Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd, Wardha 92.36 31.03.2015 13.01.2016
 23. Zoram Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd., Aizawl 75.20 19.12.2013 10.06.2015


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Hon. Union Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu says, “CAPINDIA 2018 is a good opportunity to engage with global buyers in order to showcase our world-class manufacturing strengths and our best ‘Make in India’ products & services.”
• Under the aegis of the Department of Commerce, Government of India, supported by Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, GOI
• MAKE IN INDIA showcase featuring over 700 exhibitors with hundreds of products targeting 400 overseas buyers from 30 countries

Bengaluru : The third CAPINDIA 2018, under the aegis of the Department of Commerce, Government of India (GOI), supported by Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, GOI and organised jointly by PLEXCONCIL, CHEMEXCIL, CAPEXIL & SHEFEXIL, is slated to be one of the largest sourcing and networking events for the Chemicals, Plastics, Construction & Mining Industries and Allied Products. This expansive ‘Make In India’ showcase of India’s manufacturing capacities and capabilities (including its abilities to service overseas markets) will be held from 22nd to 24th March 2018 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai.
The 3-day exhibition will be spread over 10,000 sq. mt. and will host 700+ manufacturers/exporters, who will showcase hundreds of products to 400+ overseas buyers from 30 countries a range of Industrial & Agricultural Raw Materials, Consumer Items, Packaging Items, Plastics Processing Machinery and Construction Materials, Mining Products amongst others. It will have Buyer-Seller meets for exhibitors only; Branding and Partnership Opportunities; and Industry Related Seminars. CAPINDIA 2018 will be attended by Domestic & Overseas buyers, International Agents and Distributors seeking market representation from Indian exporters, End Users seeking raw materials for captive consumption, Private Label Buyers, Merchant Exporters, Industrial and Marketing Consultants, Central and State Government Departments & Agencies and many more. The State of Gujarat is the State Partner for CAPINDIA 2018.
In sync with the Hon. Prime Minister’s Vision 2022 for increasing India’s exports in key sectors, the intention is to make CAPINDIA 2018 bigger than ever before, encourage participation from all Indian exporters and attract discerning global buyers.

Mr. Suresh Prabhu, Hon. Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, said, “As part of the country’s economic and fiscal policies, the Government, amongst its many initiatives, has been keenly focused on increasing India’s Import-Export ratio with aim to in turn substantially increase the contribution of foreign trade to the GDP. I would like congratulate the four export promotion Councils – PLEXCONCIL, CHEMEXCIL, CAPEXIL & SHEFEXIL for organising CAPINDIA 2018, one of the largest sourcing events for the Chemicals, Plastics, Construction, Mining and Allied Industries. This initiative is being held under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, bringing together a large number of Indian exporters to engage with international buyers and showcase our world-class manufacturing strengths and capacities. On behalf of our Ministry and the Government of India, we applaud the initiatives and efforts of the Export Promotion Councils as well as urge the leading Indian companies in plastics, chemicals, construction, mining and allied products exports to extend their whole-hearted support, participate at CAPINDIA 2018 and be a part of this collective effort.”

Mr. Satish Wagh, Chairman, CHEMEXCIL, said, “CAPINDIA 2018 will be bigger and better than ever before and will be attended by Domestic/ Export Trade, Overseas Buyers from across the globe, Industry Leaders, Government Officials and Policy makers, Consultants and opinion builders, Education and R&D Experts, OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers), Investors, MSME/ SME Entrepreneurs and many more. CHEMEXCIL’s panel-wise exports were US$ 12.15 bn in 2016-17 and April-Oct 2017-18, we have already posted 26.2% y-o-y growth amounting in exports valued at US$ 8.45 bn. The Indian chemicals industry with a market size of US$ 145 billion is the seventh largest producer of chemicals worldwide and the third largest producer in Asia after China and Japan. India is the third largest producer of agro chemicals globally and exports 50% of its production. Specialty chemicals market has been growing at 14% over the last five years due to domestic consumption and the market size is expected to touch US$ 70 billion by 2020. It is a capital intensive industry which employs approx. 2 Mn people in India. CAPINDIA will help us tap immense opportunities for growth, which exist in the fields of specialty chemicals, polymers and agrochemicals industries as ‘Make in India’ initiative further facilitates growth and investment.”
Mr. Pradip Thakkar, Chairman, PLEXCONCIL, said, “CAPINDIA 2018 is a very significant show for our members as we target to cross the US$ 8 billion mark in 2017-18. Plastics are among the fastest growing industries in India experiencing a double-digit growth rate on an average. The Indian Plastics industry offers immense potential in terms of capacity, infrastructure and skilled manpower. India is currently ranked among the top five consumers of polymers in the world and has 30,000+ plastic processing units employing over four million people across the country. The current trend in India’s plastic exports seems highly encouraging. During the first quarter of 2017-18, our plastics exports witnessed a positive growth of 6.5% and the next two months have posted a higher growth. As far as our foreign trade in plastics is concerned, we achieved exports of USD 7.56 billion in 2016-17. Plastic raw materials, which formed 34% of our exports during the year, exhibited positive growth of 1.5%, on account of higher sales to Bangladesh, Egypt and few other countries. Our plastic exports to United States, the largest destination, continues to tread higher and is in fact just short of the coveted USD 1 billion mark. We need to focus on the export of value-added plastics. The global export market for plastics is a huge ocean of opportunities (US$ 800 billion upwards) and our share in this ocean is quite negligible (less than 1.0%). Given the immense opportunity presented, our members must make the best use of various export promotion activities made available by our Government through the Council.”

Mr. R. Veeramani, President, CAPEXIL, said, “CAPINDIA 2018 Exhibition is slated to be one of India’s largest global sourcing shows for products in our business. CAPINDIA 2018 will be significant as it is the first mega industry event following Union Budget FY2019 and the implementation of GST, which will have a significant bearing on targeted exports in sync with the Government’s vision for Year 2022. The export target fixed for CAPEXIL products is US$ 16.18 billion for the year 2017-18 which marks a substantial growth in exports compared to US$ 14.71 bn in 2016-17. In 2016-17, exports of Minerals and Ores grew 25.89% and Non-Minerals Products grew 4.77% respectively compared to 2015-16. We also see lot of potential in certain panels, which showed positive export growth during 2016-17 such as Bulk Minerals and Ores, Granite, Natural Stone and Products, Processed Minerals Products, Ceramic and Allied Products, Paper, Paper Board Products, Paints, Printing Ink and Allied Products, Plywood and Allied Products and Cement, Clinkers and Asbestos Cement Products.”

Mr. S. K. Ghosh, Chairman of Shellac and Forest Products Export Promotion Council (SHEFEXIL), said, “The much awaited third CAPINDIA 2018, jointly organized by CHEMEXCIL, PLEXCONCIL, CAPEXIL and SHEFEXIL, under the umbrella of the Department of Commerce, Government of India (GOI), and supported by Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, GOI, is a marquee event, arguably the country’s largest sourcing and networking programme for the Chemicals, Plastics, Construction & Mining Industries and Allied Products segments. This ‘Make In India’ showcase of India’s manufacturing capacities and capabilities (including the abilities to service overseas markets) will host 700 plus manufacturers/exporters at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai. The Expo was in keeping with the Hon. Prime Minister’s Vision 2022 for increasing India’s exports in key sectors, and will attract both domestic and overseas buyers, International Agents and Distributors seeking market representation from Indian exporters.
Mr. Ghosh informed that SHEFEXIL’s frontline products to be exhibited at CAPINDIA 18 would cover items like Shellac and Lac Products, Guar Gum Powder, Tamarind Kernel Powder, medicinal Herbs/Extracts, Aleuritic acid, etc. Commenting on SHEEXIL’S export performance, he said, “Continuing with the positive growth exhibited by exports for the last twelve months, the figures for August 2017 have shown a growth of 10.29 percent in dollar terms valued at USD 23818.83 million as compared with USD 21597.09 million during August,2016. He said the cumulative value of exports for the April-August 2017-18 period was USD 118574.96 million (Rs. 763145.37 crore) as against USD 109215.44 million (Rs. 731420.12crore), registering a positive growth of 8.57 per cent in Dollar terms and 4.34 percent in Rupee terms over the same period of last year. In quantity terms, total exports of SHEFEXIL climbed by 28.18%; i.e., from 56271.54 MT in August 2016 to 72127.16 MT in August 2017. Cumulatively, he said, the highest export growth was registered by Guar Gum, which was 84.13 per cent.”

Chemicals: Covering Basic Chemicals, Organic Chemicals, Inorganic Chemicals including Agrochemicals, Dyes and Dye Intermediates, Speciality Chemicals.

Plastics & Plastics Machineries:

Plastics: Covering Raw Materials such as PVC, Polypropylene, Polyethylene, Polystyrene, A B S, Polyester Chips, Urea / Phenol Formaldehyde, Masterbatches, Additives etc. Leather Cloth / Artificial Leather Floor Coverings, Foam Boards Drip Irrigation Systems / Components Pipes & Pipe Fittings, Water, Storage Tanks, Toys & Games and Engineering Plastics, Electrical Accessories, FRP / GRP Products, Sanitary Fittings, Tarpaulins Laminates, Fishnets / Fishing, Lines Cordage / Ropes / Twins Eyewear, Laboratory Ware, Surgical / Medical, Disposable Syringes / Blood / Urine Bags, I.V Sets, Dental Products, Cine X‐Ray, Films, Human Hair and Products thereof.
Plastics Processing Machinery: Covering injection and blow moulding machines, extruders etc. and moulds and dies thereof.

Consumer & Packaging Items:

Consumer Items: Covering Houseware, Writing instruments (ball point pens, fountain pens, gift sets, etc.), Books, Pamphlets, Newspaper, Journals, Periodicals, Greeting Card, Post Card, Printed Materials, Envelopes, Letter Pads, Diaries, Paper board, Paper Bags, Playing Cards, Printing & Writing Paper, Tissue Paper, Cigarette Paper and other Paper, Packaging and Stationery Products, Soaps, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Essential Oil, Flavours and Fragrances, Castor Oil and its Derivatives.
Packaging Items: Covering range of Flexible and Rigid Packaging Products in Plastics, Paper & Paperboard products, Paper Bags/Boxes/Sacks, Corrugated Boxes, PP/HDPE Woven Sacks / Bags / Fabrics, Poly lined Jute Goods, Box Strapping, BOPP Tapes, a range of Plastic Sheeting / Films , Pouches, Crates, Bottles, Containers, Barrels, Cans, Carboys, Shopping / Carrier / Garbage bags, etc.

Construction & Mining Products:
Construction Products: Covering Asbestos, Cement, Clinkers, Ceramic Tiles, Insulators, Refractory bricks, Roofing Tiles, Sanitary ware, Tableware, Kitchenware, Po􀁂ery ware, Fibre Glass, Wired Glass, Float Glass, Glass Bangles, Glass beads, Glass Mirrors, Glass lamp wares, Glass bo􀁂les, Safety Glass, Scientific Glassware, Ophthalmic Lenses, Granite, Marble, Natural Stone, Slate Stone, Aluminium Paste, Glues, Pigments, Colouring Materials, Paints, Varnishes, Printing Ink, Turpentine, Enamel, Resin, Thinner, Other Coating Products, Articles of Wood, Furniture, Veneer, Cork, Sawn Timber.

Mining Products: Covering Aluminium Ingot, Bauxite Ores, Chrome Ores, Copper Ores, Iron Ores, Manganese Ores, Coal, Salt, Bentonite, Calcined Alumina, Beach Minerals, Illmanite, Processed Minerals, Quartz, Silica Sand, Natural Graphite, Explosives, Activated Carbon, Fireworks and Safety matches.

Shellac & Forest Products: Covering Shellac and Lac Products, Guar Gum Powder, Tamarind Kernel Powder, Medicinal Herbs / Extracts, Aleuritic acid etc.


Indian Chemical Industry stood as 3rd largest producer in Asia and 12th in world. The chemical industry in India is a key constituent of Indian economy, accounting for about 7% of the GDP. India accounts for approximately 7% of the world production of dyestuff and dye intermediates, particularly for reactive acid and direct dyes. Indian Chemical Industry exports for 2016‐17 is around USD 12.15 billion which is a growth of 4% over the previous year. India is currently the world’s third largest consumer of polymers and fourth largest producer of agrochemicals. Indian Chemical Industry is One of the most diversified sectors, covering more than 80,000 commercial Products.

Plastics are among the fastest growing industries in India experiencing a double‐digit growth rate on an average. The Indian Plastics Industry offers huge growth opportunities due to lower per capita consumption as compared to world average coupled with low labour cost and availability of skilled manpower and training centers. The plastics industry in India is making significant contribution to the economic development and growth of various key sectors in the country which includes automotive, construction, electronics, healthcare, and FMCG.
The plastic processing industry has the potential to contribute in bringing foreign investments and thus India’s vision of becoming a manufacturing hub. The country is set to have 10 new plastic parks with an investment of Rs. 400 crore from the Government to boost domestic production of plastics. The setting up of plastic parks is expected to further increase competitiveness and investments, achieve environmentally sustainable growth and adopt the cluster development approach to consolidate capacities in the plastics sector. In 2016‐17, Indian Plastics Industry supplied products worth US$ 7.6 billion to the world. India exported both plastic raw materials and finished products to over 200 countries across the globe, including top destinations such as the USA and European Union, as also to the emerging markets in Latin America, Africa and ASEAN countries.

India’s Construction & Mining Sectors – The construction and allied sectors is responsible for propelling India’s overall development, and the government’s focus on the sector has paved ways for initialising policies that help creating world‐class infrastructure. Industry experts estimate the Indian construction equipment industry’s revenues to reach over US$ 22 billion by 2020. India’s Exports of Construction and Allied Products material reached to US$ 6.31 billion during 2016‐17.
India is endowed with vast reserves of minerals including iron ore, bauxite, coal, limestone and manganese, and is among the top 10 countries globally for these ores. Mineral reserves are well distributed across the country. The reserves‐to‐production (r/p ratio) of various minerals in India remain low, reflecting significant unexplored opportunities in India. India has explored only around 5%‐20% of its mineral resources to date. India’s exports of Mineral products reached to US$ 4.34 billion during 2016‐17.

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Brings leading Korean beauty brands like FaceShop, Dermal, Coony, It’s Skin, Swanicoco, Beauty co Seoul and Mirabelle to India

Bengaluru: Catering to the needs of modern and trendsetting customers with a taste for internationally established cosmetics brands, today announced its partnership with KOTRA Bengaluru (Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency) to offer customers access to leading Korean Beauty brands and products. will now host authentic and genuine products from well known Korean beauty brands in a separate store .

The partnership with KOTRA Bengaluru enables to offer customers interesting Korean products such as Facial Masks, Skin care range, Makeup (Lipcare, BB Face Creams etc), Cleansing creams among others across established brands such as FaceShop, Dermal, The Beauty Co., It’s Skin, Coony and Swanicoco among others. has witnessed a phenomenal growth in their beauty category with customer demand coming in from across the country. With over 20 Lakh products from over 19,000 brands, the store on is designed to cater to grooming needs of both men and women – with products ranging from shaving creams, moisturizers and perfumes to night creams, facial scrubs, hair care and products for sensitive skin.

Commenting on the partnership, Richa Gupta, Category Lead, Beauty, Amazon India said, “Korean Beauty products are steadily gaining popularity across the world. The natural ingredients used in these products have a strong global following and we are thrilled to offer this array our Indian customers through our tie up with KOTRA Bengaluru. With this partnership we continue to build a strong portfolio for the beauty category in our efforts to increase selection available to our customers across the country.”

Mr.Choong Sik Jang (Director General of Kotra Bengaluru) said “We are delighted to associate with and extend our reach to customers across India. The Korean Beauty market is growing and customers today demand quick and easy access to the bands of their choice. Through this partnership we are thrilled to be able to cater to our customers no matter where in India they reside” is changing the buying experience of beauty products, bringing popular brands to your doorstep with a single click. Through the dedicated store, customers can take advantage of detailed product information; options to shortlist products by brand, category and collection and read customer reviews to find the perfect product as per their requirement.

To access the Korean Beauty store customers can log on to

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KOTRA (Korea Trade Promotion Corporation) initially, Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency since 1995) is a state-funded trade and investment promotion organization operated by the Government of South Korea. KOTRA was established in 1962 as a national trade promotion organization. Since then, it has facilitated Korea’s rapid export-led economic development through various trade promotion activities such as overseas market surveys, SME export promotion,trade info services, government-to-gov’t export, foreign investment in Korea(FDI) promotion and business matchmaking

KOTRA was established for the purposes of promoting international trade of the Republic of Korea and providing support for cross-border investments by domestic and foreign companies, industrial and technological cooperation, inducement of overseas experts, and export contracts between governments pursuant to the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency Act. Capitalizing on its global knowledge and experience accumulated based on its extensive global network featuring 123 Korea Business Centers(KBCs)in 83 countries around the world, KOTRA promotes trade by Korean companies and attracts foreign investments by overseas companies, while actively supporting government policies such as support for free trade agreements(FTAs)and job creation.



The Honourable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi commissioned INS Kalvari (S-21), the first of the six Scorpene class submarines built under Project 75 (Kalvari Class) into the Indian Navy at an impressive ceremony held at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai.



Mumbai. The Honourable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi commissioned INS Kalvari (S-21), the first of the six Scorpene class submarines built under Project 75 (Kalvari Class) into the Indian Navy at an impressive ceremony held at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai today (14 Dec 17). The event marked the formal induction into the Navy of the first of the six submarines being constructed at Mazagon Docks Ltd., in collaboration with the French builder M/s Naval Group.

Shri Ch. Vidyasagar Rao, the Governor of Maharashtra, Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister, Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman, Raksha Mantri, Dr. Subhash Bhamre, Raksha Rajya Mantri, Shri Ajit Kumar Doval, National Security Advisior, Admiral Sunil Lanba, the Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command, Commodore Rakesh Anand (Retd.), CMD, MDL, Commodore Subra-Manian (Retd.), Commanding Officer of erstwhile Kalvari (a Soviet Foxtrot class submarine) and a host of other dignitaries were also present to witness this historic and landmark occasion.

Upon arrival at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai, the Prime Minster was received by the Chief of the Naval Staff. The Prime Minster was presented a 100-man Guard of Honour and was introduced to the ship’s officers and other dignitaries present. Congratulating the people of India on this occasion, the Prime Minister described INS Kalvari as a prime example of “Make in India.” He commended all those involved in its manufacture. He described the submarine as an excellent illustration of the fast growing strategic partnership between India and France. He said the INS Kalvari will add even more strength to the Indian Navy. The Prime Minister said that the 21st century is described as Asia’s century. He added that it is also certain that the road to development in the 21st century goes through the Indian Ocean. That is why the Indian Ocean has a special place in the policies of the Government, he added. The Prime Minister said this vision can be understood through the acronym SAGAR – Security and Growth for All in the Region.
The Prime Minister said India is fully alert with regard to its global, strategic and economic interests in the Indian Ocean. He said that is why the modern and multi-dimensional Indian Navy plays a leading role in promoting peace and stability in the region. He said the ocean’s innate potential adds economic muscle to our national development. That is why, he added, India is well aware of the challenges such as sea-borne terrorism, piracy, and drug trafficking, that not just India, but other nations in the region also have to face. He said India is playing a key role in tackling these challenges.
He said India believes that the world is one family, and is fulfilling its global responsibilities. India has played the role of “first responder” for its partner countries, in times of crises, he added. He said the human face of Indian diplomacy and Indian security establishment is our speciality. He said a strong and capable India has a vital role to play for humanity. He said countries of the world wish to walk with India on the path of peace and stability. The Prime Minister said that the entire ecosystem related to defence and security has started to change in the last three years. He said the skill-set accumulated during the manufacture of INS Kalvari is an asset for India.
During his address, the Prime Minister said that the Government’s commitment has ensured that the long pending issue of “One Rank One Pension” has been resolved. The Prime Minister said that the Government’s policies and the bravery of the Armed Forces have ensured that the use of terrorism as a proxy war in Jammu and Kashmir has not been successful. The Prime Minister expressed his gratitude to all those who have dedicated their lives to the nation’s security.

Congratulating the MDL for restarting the production line of submarines once again, Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman, the Raksha Mantri thanked the Yard workers, who she said “mattered high on this day”. The process of submarine construction has again been started in the country and it should not stop, the Raksha Mantri said. She emphasized the need to avoid episodic starts and stops in the industry and maintain a pool of skills needed to build high technology platforms within the country, sustenance of which would lead to a virtuous cycle of betterment for Indian industry, retention of skills and better peace dividends to the nation.

Welcoming the gathering, Admiral Sunil Lanba stated that this commissioning marked a milestone in the journey of the Indian Navy towards indigenous submarine building. The Indian Navy is deeply committed to the principle of indigenisation and the Government’s thrust on ‘Make in India’. Commissioning of Kalvari is a testimony of our resolve and these achievements are a result of the Indian Navy’s proactive and integrated approach to achieve self-reliance, the Admiral said.

The Commissioning Warrant of the submarine was thereafter read out by the Commanding Officer, Captain SD Mehendale. Subsequently, hoisting of the Naval Ensign onboard for the first time and ‘Breaking of the Commissioning Pennant’ with the National Anthem being played, marked the completion of the Commissioning Ceremony.
INS Kalvari is manned by a team comprising 08 officers and 35 sailors with Captain SD Mehendale at the helm as her first Commanding Officer. The commissioning will augment the offensive capability of the Indian Navy, and the Western Naval Command in particular.



Mr. Sachin Nijhawan, Vice President and Business Head, Construction Equipment Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd  and Mr. Sachin Nijhawan, Vice President and Business Head, Construction Equipment Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd launching SX90 at BIEC in Bengaluru.


Bangalore: Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., part of the USD 19 billion Mahindra Group, today announced expansion of its existing range of backhoe loaders with the launch of its first higher horse power variant – SX90 under the aegis of its established brand EarthMaster. Speaking at Excon 2017, Vinod Sahay, CEO, Truck and Bus Division and Construction Equipment Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “In line with Mahindra’s vision to provide comprehensive range of products and services for our customers, today we have entered into the higher horse power backhoe loader segment with the launch of Mahindra EarthMaster SX90.

This product has been designed and developed after an in-depth understanding of the needs of the contractor fraternity. Our aim is to provide them from comprehensive range of backhoe loaders to the industry and help them breakfree from dated technology and thereby improve their productivity. A truly versatile solution, it provides an opportunity for maximum equipment utilization and delivers excellent quality output and thereby increased return on investments”. Sachin Nijhawan, Vice President and Business Head, Construction Equipment Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “The SX90 is a rugged and versatile backhoe which is set to deliver excellent output at the least cost of operations. It provides performance par excellence and is most suitable for construction, demolition, loading and excavation operations among others. It is also apt for multiple applications with a wide range of application available”.

About Mahindra EarthMaster With best in class hydraulic forces and durable transmission, the Mahindra EarthMaster SX90 is truly versatile and the master of every job. It is powered by a 90 HP 4915-IA-CEV engine developed by Mahindra. The robust one-piece structure, extended banana boom and longer loader arm give the SX90 an unassailable advantage over its counterparts. With a big spacious cabin that allows easy access and new ergonomically designed cluster for better accessibility, it provides for best in class operator comfort. Its backhoe end provides for quick excavation cycle time and higher digging forces leading to higher productivity. The product comes with a one year, unlimited hours warranty, eliminating the customer’s anxiety when it comes to expensive repairs. This is possible due to Mahindra’s engineering and manufacturing capability, backed up by a gruelling testing regime and sourcing of the best components.

The Mahindra EarthMaster range including SX90 has undergone rigorous testing in the harshest of terrains and for the toughest of applications. It has been validated on all performance, safety and reliability parameters and is backed by Mahindra’s dealer sales and service network covering over 400 districts which has unparalleled reach across the country. It is equipped with apt technology that is affordable and coupled with unmatched quality, superior style, operator comfort and its innovative telematics technology, DiGiSENSE. Apart from SX90, other models in the EarthMaster series displayed at Excon 2017 includes standard variant VX which comes with joystick operation, SXL – the front end loader with extended arm and the new concept DrillX – a unique solution for piling application. The product display was also accompanied by host of attachments which truly complement the equipment and make them versatile as well. The EarthMaster range is being manufactured at Mahindra’s state-of-the-art facility at Chakan, Pune. Mahindra’s Product Development team has utilized extensive consumer insight and feedback to develop this product which is built to withstand India’s rough terrain and heavy usage. In addition, the products offer all the relevant features using the latest vehicle systems and technologies at competitive prices.

About Mahindra The Mahindra Group is a USD 19 billion federation of companies that enables people to rise through innovative mobility solutions, driving rural prosperity, enhancing urban living, nurturing new businesses and fostering communities. It has a leadership position in utility vehicles, information technology, financial services and vacation ownership in India and is the world’s largest tractor company, by volume. It also enjoys a strong presence in agribusiness, components, commercial vehicles, consulting services, energy, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, steel, aerospace, defense and two wheelers. Headquartered in India, Mahindra employs over 200,000 people across 100 countries.

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Bengaluru. The Telangana Government Headed by Sri. K.T. Ram Rao,Honable Minister for Information Technology, Municipal Administration and Urban Development, I&C, public Enterprises, Sugar, Mines and Mines and Geology NRI affairs   on Wednesday announced signing an agreement with Attivo, a part of SREI group, for setting up an industrial park exclusively to manufacture infrastructure equipment, considered the first such initiative in India.

According to a memorandum of understanding signed between the Telengana Government and Attivo in Bengaluru, the  SREI group entity will develop infrastructure equipment manufacturing in the National Investment  and Manufacturing zone (NIMZ) coming up near Zaheerabad Town in Telangana. In a statement the Telangana government said the proposed park to come up at over 500 acres of land will create a sustainable and comprehensive industrial Zone of Global standards and will have a potential to generate direct and indirect employment to over 10,000persond over next ten years, Mr. Sunil Kanoria, Vice Chairman of SREI said Attivo’s proposed park would be the most ideal location for all construction and mining  equipment manufactures as a pleathora of road, irrigation irrigation and mining work is being awarded by Telangana Government.Mr. IndrajitDasgupta, CEO, Attivo and  Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary of I&Cand Information Technology Departments of Government of Telangana were present.

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